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The Power of Choice: Reproductive rights and the demographic transition
Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once there was one global fertility rate, today there are many, with differences wider than at any point in human history.

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No country can yet claim to have made reproductive rights a reality for all. Choices are limited for far too many women. And this means that there are still millions of people who are having more—or fewer—children than they would like, with implications not only for individuals, but also for communities, institutions, economies, labour markets and entire nations.

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UNFPA jointly with the OSCE Mission in Kosovo launched a report with results of the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES)-A Men's Perspective on Gender Equality in Kosovo conducted for the first time in Kosovo.

 

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Shelter From the Storm: A transformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world

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The adolescence witnesses a rapid physical, psychological and emotional development which is known as a period of storm and stress (Arnett, 1999; Scales, Benson, & Roehlkepartain, 2001). The puberty, sexuality, self-image, self-esteem, eating problems, egocentrism, moral growth, social identity development, relations with parents, siblings and peers, are only few of the aspects of the development at this stage, against which the adolescents respond through various behaviours. Such behaviours may be inappropriate, unsuitable, and wrong or may even harm the health of the adolescents.

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According to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, anyone under the age of 18 is considered a child. Children are granted special protections required by their age. Upholding these protections can help eliminate many of the conditions that contribute to adolescent pregnancy and mitigate the consequences to the girl, her household and her community. It would help end a vicious cycle of rights infringements, poverty, inequality, exclusion and adolescent pregnancy

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Despite some of the achievements, problem related to gender inequality still persist at a wide scale in the Kosovar society. One of the most problematic areas pertaining to gender relations is linked to gender based violence, which is evidenced to begin very early in the lives of Kosovo youth. Until recently, in Kosovo most of the studies on partner violence were focused mainly on married or cohabiting couples, however, with few initial on violence in schools but missing studies including individuals in nonresidential dating relationships, the relationship type that is most common during early adulthood. Given the higher prevalence of partner violence among young adults, adolescents are a crucial group for study and intervention. Patterns of conflict that precipitate domestic violence in the adult years may start in adolescent dating experiences.

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UNFPA, is the United Nations development agency that promotes universal access to sexual and reproductive health (including family planning), promotes reproductive rights, reduces maternal mortality and supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. 

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Fact sheet is a part of a UNFPA global initiative on the elimination of child marriages. It provides information about the issue of child marriage in Kosovo and offers recommendations aimed at addressing the issue. It includes a review of national legislation and ratification of various international standards, analysis of current practices and attitudes towards child marriage, statistical information about prevalence, where available.
 

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Presentation by Ms. Doina Bologa, Head of the UNFPA Kosovo Office, explains concept of reproductive health and main achievements in the world, presentation by Minister of Health Mr. Ferid Agani on Reproductive Health situation in Kosovo stresses achievements and challenges. Last presentation focus the topic of Family planning and population in Kosovo by Professor at the University of Prishtina Ms. Mimoza Dushi.
 

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